Crinum 'Menehune'

Menehune Crinum Lily

Newly planted

Newly planted

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Crinum

Category: Bulb

Zones: 8 to 10

Size: To 2' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Purple leaves. Jenks Farmer says it doesn't flower much and Augusta is the northern edge of its range. Likes wet soil - but don't let the crown stand in water. Ted Stephens says it is one of the most cold hardy purple leaf crinums and overwinters best in water.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 2-quart plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in April 2012 and planted it in the 'In Between Garden'. There was a very late frost after planting it and the leaves browned but it came back from the base. I moved it to the Pool Lawn Border in April 2013.

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